The Ada’s Place Program is designed to help homeless families work toward self-sufficiency and independence. Ada’s Place offers participants the opportunity to gain knowledge, education, and skills in a variety of areas while working on goals that will assist them in obtaining permanent housing and achieving economic security.
In addition to housing, the Transitional Housing (TH) program assists participants in becoming self-sufficient, independent, and economically stable, and to develop healthy and supportive relationships. This is accomplished through a variety of advocacy and voluntary support services.
- Participants are encouraged to maintain regular contact with their TH case manager, and within the first week of entering the program, each participant and case manager will set up a mutually agreed upon schedule for keeping in touch. These meetings are used to discuss, and develop goals aimed at increasing economic and housing stability. They can be scheduled as often as needed, from every few days to once a month.
- By the 6th month in TH, participants are encouraged to have established some method of increasing their income. These methods may include public benefits, SSDI, employment or attending job skills training, adult education, or college classes.
- TH participants are also strongly encouraged to sign-up with Missoula Housing Authority, Human Resource Council, and any other housing options they are eligible for in the community. The TH case manager is available to assist with these processes and provide information about various housing programs.